October 2020

Rail industry and charities join forces to tackle street homelessness with new Rough Sleeping on Rail Charter

Over the last year, Network Rail has been developing its Routes out of Homelessness programme in line with the Government’s ambition of ending rough sleeping within this parliament. Routes out of Homelessness, which aims to tackle rough sleeping at Manchester Piccadilly and Birmingham New Street stations was officially announced on Thursday 08 October by The Department for Transport. Network Rail has been working in […]

Policy proposals from the Legislative Theatre event on 30th September

On Wednesday 30th September, 112 people from frontline support staff, GMCA officers and elected officials, advocates and neighbours to people with experience of homelessness attended and participated in the first Greater Manchester Legislative Theatre on Multiple Disadvantage. It was an interactive on-line event where community members worked together with policymakers to generate, debate and negotiate […]

Relaunch of the Churches Rent Deposit Scheme

World Homeless Day 10 October 2020 A fund to support people at risk of homelessness has been relaunched on the 10th anniversary of World Homeless Day.  The aim of this global day is to draw attention to homeless people’s needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness, while […]

An introduction to Sadaka

Sadaka, founded in 2017 lives by the motto “Giving without judgement or bias”. Working within Reading, they aim to adhere to their motto by providing food and food boxes to those in need. Initially, Sadaka was serving hot meals to people in need on Saturdays. As the organisation became more well known and was seen […]